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 PostPost subject: Windows For Workgroups 3.11 won't boot in my HP Pentium 4 PC        Posted: Sun Dec 03, 2017 10:42 pm 
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I have a HP Compaq dc5100 SFF Pentium 4 PC with a floppy drive and 1.50 GB ram and Pentium 4 processor clocked at 3.00 GHz, when i try to boot Windows For Workgroups 3.11 from my MS-DOS 7.10 boot floppy disk on my HP Pentium 4 PC, i got the Error message that says:

"insufficient memory or address space to initialize Windows in 386 enhanced mode"

So how do i fix that?


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 PostPost subject: Re: Windows For Workgroups 3.11 won't boot in my HP Pentium        Posted: Sun Dec 03, 2017 10:53 pm 
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DOS-based Windows (including 9x/ME) isn't meant to run at 1GB RAM or higher. To restrict this I think using DEVICE=C:\DOS\HIMEM.SYS /TESTMEM:OFF in the config.sys will do it. Even then, your computer is not meant for DOS Windows, so if you need to use a more stabler version use Windows NT 4.0 or Windows 2000.

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 PostPost subject: Re: Windows For Workgroups 3.11 won't boot in my HP Pentium        Posted: Sun Dec 03, 2017 10:59 pm 
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Using an older computer and DOS 6.x instead of 7.10 should help.

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 PostPost subject: Re: Windows For Workgroups 3.11 won't boot in my HP Pentium        Posted: Sun Dec 03, 2017 11:01 pm 
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BF10 wrote:
DOS-based Windows (including 9x/ME) isn't meant to run at 1GB RAM or higher. To restrict this I think using DEVICE=C:\DOS\HIMEM.SYS /TESTMEM:OFF in the config.sys will do it. Even then, your computer is not meant for DOS Windows, so if you need to use a more stabler version use Windows NT 4.0 or Windows 2000.

Here's The Config.sys of my MS-DOS 7.10 floppy boot disk:

[MENU]
MENUITEM=M1,Boot with EMM386(NOEMS) [Protected Mode]
MENUITEM=M2,Boot with UMBPCI [Real Mode]
MENUITEM=M3,Boot with EMM386(NOEMS), NTFS and SCSI/USB drives support(if any)
MENUITEM=M4,Boot with UMBPCI, NTFS and SCSI/USB drives support(if any)
MENUITEM=M5,View the README file only(with Chinese support)
MENUITEM=M6,Shutdown or restart the computer
MENUDEFAULT=M1,15

[M1]
DEVICE=ECHO.SYS L/o/a/d/i/n/g CONFIG.SYS /w/i/t/h EMM386...
DEVICE=HIMEM.SYS
DEVICE=EMM386.EXE NOEMS
INCLUDE CD

[M2]
DEVICE=ECHO.SYS L/o/a/d/i/n/g CONFIG.SYS /w/i/t/h UMBPCI...
DEVICE=ECHO.SYS
DEVICE=HIMEM.SYS
DEVICE=UMBPCI.SYS
DEVICE=LOWDMA.SYS
INCLUDE CD

[M3]
DEVICE=ECHO.SYS L/o/a/d/i/n/g CONFIG.SYS /w/i/t/h EMM386...
DEVICE=HIMEM.SYS
DEVICE=DUSE.EXE INT EMU CDW=3 DDW=3 XFER=32 DRIVES=2 CDD=USB-CD
DEVICE=EMM386.EXE NOEMS
INCLUDE CD
INCLUDE USB

[M4]
INCLUDE M2
DEVICE=DUSE.EXE INT EMU CDW=3 DDW=3 XFER=32 DRIVES=2 CDD=USB-CD
INCLUDE USB

[M5]
DEVICE=ECHO.SYS Y/o/u /h/a/v/e /c/h/o/s/e/n /t/o /v/i/e/w README /o/n/l/y.
INCLUDE M6

[M6]
DEVICE=ECHO.SYS P/l/e/a/s/e /w/a/i/t...
DEVICE=HIMEM.SYS


[USB]
DEVICE=ECHO.SYS L/o/a/d/i/n/g SCSI//USB /d/r/i/v/e/s /s/u/p/p/o/r/t...
DEVICE=USBASPI.SYS /R /V /NORST
DEVICE=ASPIOHCI.SYS /INT /ALL
DEVICE=ASPIUHCI.SYS /INT /ALL
DEVICEHIGH=DI1000DD.SYS
DEVICEHIGH=USBCD.SYS /D:USB-CD
DEVICE=ECHO.SYS

[CD]
DEVICEHIGH=UDMA.SYS
DEVICEHIGH=VIDE-CDD.SYS /D:IDE-CD

[COMMON]
DEVICE=ECHO.SYS M/a/d/e /b/y W/e/n/g/i/e/r. C/h/i/n/a DOS U/n/i/o/n.
DEVICE=ECHO.SYS A/l/l /r/i/g/h/t/s /r/e/s/e/r/v/e/d. 2002-2004.
SHELL=COMMAND.COM /P /E:640
SET TMP=C:\
SET TEMP=C:\
DOS=HIGH,UMB,AUTO
NUMLOCK=OFF
FCBSHIGH=4,0
FILESHIGH=30
BUFFERSHIGH=20,0
LASTDRIVEHIGH=32
STACKSHIGH=9,256
COMMENT Made by Wengier. China DOS Union.
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 PostPost subject: Re: Windows For Workgroups 3.11 won't boot in my HP Pentium        Posted: Mon Dec 04, 2017 9:15 am 
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Try HIMEMX or XMGR instead of HIMEM, limit the reported XMS size to 256MB or lower.
If there is anything using HMA such as USB legacy support or PXE module, disable those as possible as you can.


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 PostPost subject: Re: Windows For Workgroups 3.11 won't boot in my HP Pentium        Posted: Mon Dec 04, 2017 8:48 pm 
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yksoft1 wrote:
Try HIMEMX or XMGR instead of HIMEM, limit the reported XMS size to 256MB or lower.
If there is anything using HMA such as USB legacy support or PXE module, disable those as possible as you can.

How do i do that?


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 PostPost subject: Re: Windows For Workgroups 3.11 won't boot in my HP Pentium        Posted: Tue Dec 05, 2017 8:57 pm 
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SuriPolomareFan2003 wrote:
yksoft1 wrote:
Try HIMEMX or XMGR instead of HIMEM, limit the reported XMS size to 256MB or lower.
If there is anything using HMA such as USB legacy support or PXE module, disable those as possible as you can.

How do i do that?

Enter your BIOS setup from the POST

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